Devastating it is to receive a cancer diagnosis. The feelings of shock, pain, confusion, hopelessness…cancer diagnosis rob life away from the patients and their loved ones. It is usually horrible waiting for results of cancer related tests – biopsy, bone scan, PET scan, blood tests etc. After the initial shock, confusion and acceptance the patients and their loved ones are made aware of the available treatment options, side effects of treatments, survival rate and life expectancy after treatments. Treatment options depend on the type, staging, aggressiveness, location of the cancer and the age of the patient. In general treatment would be a combination of available options: Surgical removal of cancer, Chemotherapy, Radio Therapy, Hormonal Therapies etc. These are the treatment options that most people choose. Lucky ones do get their cancers cured. But enduring the treatment (in the case of chemotherapy, radiotherapy) could be quite daunting and in many causes break the patient’s will to live. Not only that, Cancer treatments are usually expensive and can bring quite a financial strain on the family and loved ones.
But wait, Can cancer be treated with relatively lesser pain for the patient and with lesser financial resources? Are there any effective alternative medicines available that can improve the patient’s health substantially? The answer is “Yes” for both the questions. Vaidya Narayana Murthy is one such practitioner who seems to be dispensing effective ayurvedic medicine for treating cancer.
Vaidya Narayana Murthy
Mr. Narayana Murthy is an Ayurveda practitioner living in a village called Narasipura in the Shimoga district of Karnataka, India. Vaidya Narayana Murthy and his family members have been treating for decades, with herbal medicines, the so called incurable medical conditions – cancers, diabetes, heart diseases, kidney diseases etc. Vaidya Narayana Murthy is famous, particularly for his cancer treatments. The doctor dispenses medicines on Thursdays and Sundays. People gather in queues to receive his cancer medicines, which he starts dispensing early in the morning around 7AM. Roughly about thousand people receive their medicine on every Thursday and Sunday. There are few NGOs that help Vaidya Narayana Murthy in his noble effort.
Mr.Narayana Murthy’s medicines are primarily from plant/herbal sources. His cancer medicine is prepared by powdering barks, stems and leaves from certain plants and trees. The patients need not come in person to receive the medicine. Friends and family members can bring the lab reports / information on the patient’s condition and collect the medicines. The doctor usually dispenses medicine sufficient enough for a month and asks the patients/representatives to visit again after a month’s time. The doctor has been treating cancer for a few decades now and his treatments have helped a lot of cancer patients. In general, people are very positive about his treatments. One can hear many stories of improved health and cancer cures from thousands of people who gather to receive medicine at his doorstep.
Village Narasipura is about an hour’s journey by road from Shimoga. The nearest railway station is Anandapura (Station code – ANF). Shimoga can be reached by road as well as by train. Bangalore and Mysore are the nearest airports. The doctor doesn’t provide any appointments. And the patients are served in a first-come-first-served basis.
Here is an interview of Mr. Narayana Murthy :
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What is the exact address?
Shri. Vaidya Narayana Murthy,
Anandapura, Sagar Taluk,
On what days of the week the medicines are dispensed?
Thursdays and Sundays only.
At what time should I reach village Narasipura to receive the medicines?
The medicines are dispensed starting early in the morning (like 7AM). But sooner you reach the place the better it will be as there will be lesser number of people in front of you in the Queue. People come as early as 3AM in the morning and stand in the Queue. Few people arrive the previous day evening and wait until morning to receive the medicine. The queue usually gets around 200 to 300 people by 7AM.
How long is the Queue?
The queue usually gets longer around noon and in the evenings reaching around 500-600 people.
How far is Village Narasipura from Shimoga and Anandapura?
From Anandapura – 6 Kms
From Shimoga – 65 Kms
How to reach Narasipura by road from Shimoga?
Shimoga => Anandapura => Narasipura
How to reach Narsipura by train?
Take a train that goes to Anadapura (ANF). Alight at Anandapura and take private transport (Auto, Taxi) to Narasipura which is about 6 Kms from Anandapura. There are share autos available at Anadapura railway station to reach Narasipura.
The Talagappa express trains (from Bangalore, Mysore) pass thru Anandapura station. Check the Indian railways website for the trains available to reach Anandapura.
How far is Shimoga / Anandapura from Bangalore?
Shimoga – 280 Kms, Anandapura – 340 Kms
Which are the nearest airports?
Bangalore International airport
Which is the nearest Petrol station?
Where are the nearest hotels / lodges and other accommodation?
Anandapura has couple of hotels / lodges. But it usually gets crowded. If you are planning to stay, better stay in Shimoga and travel by road to reach Narasipura.
Where are the nearest restaurants?
Are there any shops/hotels in Narasipura?
Yes. There are couple of small shops in Narasipura where you can get biscuits, snacks, breakfast and tea. But if you really want to have a proper meal you better dine in the hotels in Anandapura.
Are there any places of stay in Narasipura village?
How is the weather like in Shimoga / Anandapura / Narasipura?
It rains often. It gets really cold in the night. Bring your sweaters, raincoat / umbrella.
Are there any public toilet/washroom facilities available in Narasipura for the patients who come to receive medicine?
At what time does the doctor stop dispensing medicines?
They dispense medicines as long as there is a last man in the Queue.
Is the same medicine available anywhere else?
No. Some people say few other doctors dispense similar medicine. But it is better to get the medicine from somebody who has treated thousands of patients. Mr. Narayana murthy’s treatment results are statistically significant as he has treated a large number of patients over a period of few decades.
How much do they charge for the medicine?
Few hundred rupees. Last time, when we checked it was 300 rupees.
Do the patients need to come in person to receive the treatment / medication?
No. It is sufficient if a family member or a friend visits the doctor with all the test results and reports.
Do they give any preferential queue for children / disabled / old age people?
Yes. But they let in disabled/old age people on a case by case basis.
How long does one need to wait in the Queue to receive medication?
It depends. If you get there early in the morning you wait for relatively lesser time (like 3 hours). But if you arrive late, your wait times could be anywhere between 3 hours and 6 hours.
Are there any token system for people waiting in the Queue?
What exactly do the patients receive?
i) Medicines & ii) printed instructions on how to take the medication in your preferred language (English, Kannada, Tamil, Hindi etc)
I do not speak Kannada. Do I need to bring a translator?
The doctor speaks multiple languages. As long as you can converse in any of these languages you should be ok: Kannada, English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam
How long does one need to take the cancer medication?
It depends on the patient’s health condition. It could be anywhere from 6 months to few years.
How long does one need to take the medication before they see improvement in health condition?
Again it depends on the patient’s health condition. People usually notice improvements in few months time.
How often do I need to travel to Narasipura to receive medicine?
The doctor usually dispenses a month’s worth of medicine at a time. One would need to visit Narasipura every month to receive medicine
How much effective is the medicine? Did anybody get any cure?
Lot of people seem to have their health condition improved after taking Mr. Narayana Murthy’s medicine. People who have taken the medicine earlier or taking it now are in general positive about the medicine and the treatment. But there are no guarantees.
What are the diseases treated?
Cancer, Diabetes, Kidney related diseases etc
Can a patient undergoing Chemotherapy / Radiation Therapy take the herbal cancer medicine?
Please consult with the doctor.
What else could be done?
There are many alternative cancer treatments that could be used in tandem. We have information on few of these:
Please consult a good siddha, Ayurveda practitioner before taking any alternative medicine.
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